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Philotheos

Volume 6, 2006

Spyridoula Athanasopoulou-Kypriou
Pages 48-60
DOI: 10.5840/philotheos200665

Beyond the Death of the Christian Novel: Literature as Theology

The aims of this paper are to qualify theologically Paul Fiddes’ claim that creative writing can be understood as a response to divine revelation and to construct a preliminary sketch of a theological framework in order to appreciate textuality and move from reading literary texts in the light of theology to considering them as theology, that is, as sacraments of communion with God. What follows is, thus, an inquiry into some of the theological presuppositions and criteria, which would enable a reader with a Christian perspective to consider any literary text theologically and read it as a kind of doxology.